Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Magazine ranks C.S. Mott Children's Hospital among nation's best

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation in U.S. News Media Group’s 2009 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”

Also, it is the only hospital in the state to be nationally ranked in eight of 10 pediatric specialty areas featured in this special report.

Mott ranks fourth in heart and heart surgery, 11th in kidney care, 11th in orthopedics, and ranks among the nation’s best for the pediatric specialties of cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, neonatal care and respiratory disorders.

The rankings are featured in the August issue of U.S. News & World Report, available on newsstands starting July 21.

 “Recognition that our C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital ranked so highly in several key clinical areas is reassuring,” says Patricia Warner, associate hospital director and chief administrative officer of Mott Hospital and Women’s Hospital. “We truly are a state and national resource for children that require specialty services.”

The 2009 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” the most extensive listing of its kind, ranks hospitals in the areas of cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, respiratory disorders, and urology.
The methodology behind this year’s rankings weighed a three-part blend of reputation, outcome, and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, and other factors. A detailed description of the methodology can be found at

The U-M Health System is building a new $754 million C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital that is set to open in 2012. The 1.1 million-square-foot facility will provide a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women.

Plans for the new children’s and women’s facility include16 pediatric operating rooms, four pediatric surgical procedure rooms, four Caesarean section suites, and 264 private inpatient beds upon opening, including 50 single room maternity care beds, with capacity for an additional 84 beds in the future.